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Maximilien

#94 of 3,076 Restaurants in Seattle
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81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2024 (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
+1 206-682-7270
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food 4/5 Service 2/5 Value 4/5 Ambiance 4/5 Overall 3/5 I have been to this restaurant several times for spontaneous drinks or dinner. It's always been pleasant enough so I opted to go for an outing with friends. We made reservations for 7. We arrived too early (at 6:30) and went to the bar for a drink and hors d'oeuvre.... More 

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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could easily rate this as a "5" but I don't give those easily. This place has a romantic and beautiful view of Puget Sound, a good french bistro atmosphere, and delicious food. I especially enjoyed the beef entree and the glass of wine. I will definitely put this on my list of places to return.

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Thank Eric L
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

French style restaurant in the Pike Place market. Food was well prepared and tasty. Limited wine list was well chosen. Nice for a date!

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Varenna, Lombardia, Italy
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Escargot, Fois Gras and inventive Barman! I enjoyed two fantastic bespoke cocktails while sharing two plates during aperitif. The bar is cozy and comfortable, the food delicious and drinks are extra sensory!! Let the bartender decide your drink, it is well worth it!

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Thank Stacy K
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We enjoyed gourmet food accompanied by music and song. The restaurant was rather full. When I told the waiter we were celebrating my wife's birthday a table was set for us. We could see the Seattle harbor lights from our dining table. It doesn't get any better than that.

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Gibsons
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208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent cuisine in this intimate ambiance with wonderful nighttime views of the lights over Puget Sound. The food is excellent - try the Coquilles Saint Jacques although a little more deconstructed than in France - and share a starter and dessert. The wines are expensive. Make sure to request an ice bucket to keep your Sancerre nicely chilled at the... More 

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Shoreline
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Aside from having both a) a lovely view, and b) a fabulous Happy Hour, Maximilien blew us away on Christmas Eve! Wonderful table, scrumptious menu with perfectly paired wines...all at a very reasonable price. With this, we now know exactly where we'll be spending Christmas Eve for years to come. And in regard to the regular menu, my niece and... More 

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UKLass09
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After living here for 17 years we finally ate here...why did it take so long. The Gourmand menu with pairings was perfect. The escargot delicious and the duck main course out of this world. I had a cocktail called "Death in the Afternoon" that included an absinthe ice cube...wow I will be back for more. Great views across the sound...from... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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273 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our group of 9 persons was accommodated with genuine sincere service. All of the dishes were excellent, and the Bread Pudding was simply unbelievable, and I consider myself an expert on this. Simply put I could never replicate it. So using my criteria that a restaurant is superior based on the fact that it would be difficult or impossible to... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here while exploring Pike place, we sat outside and it was absolutely beautiful! The menu is traditional French fare, the escargot is some of the best I've had. Great spot for a romantic dinner or Scenic lunch!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 100
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81A Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101-2024
    (Pike Street and 1st Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-682-7270

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?